A few days ago I finally got around to trying out some of the Bakes On Mesh (BOM) features. I have to say, I’m pretty excited about this. 🙂
For several years now, I have used the Maitreya mesh body and a LeLutka mesh head (Simone). I know the Maitreya body is not the most viewer efficient body, but I like it. Mesh heads have always been resource heavy because of the layers required for things like makeup. Honestly, the heads were confusing to me, so I generally just used the makeup that was included in the HUD, because I hated having to faff about with appliers.
Also, Maitreya and LeLutka both used the Glam Affair skins in their HUDs, so I just stuck to those skins, since I could make my head and body parts match with a click of the HUD.
The amount of appliers was an issue for me as well. Creators had to make items/HUDs/appliers for so many different bodies – I would end up deleting items for bodies I didn’t own just to keep my inventory down.
I did keep my SLink shoes, however. Ages ago, before mesh bodies were a thing, many dancers purchased SLink hands and feet, because they looked miles better than the system avatar hands and feet. Remember these lovely gems?
Now, these are extra hideous because of the old shoe layers we had to wear with heels. But still – hideous.
I have been watching SLink and her updates to the SLink body with the release of BOM. My partner owns the male SLink body and since I already owned SLink hands and feet, I decided I would also splurge and get the new Redux BOM body version.
So I went to SLink and updated my hands and feet purchases and then purchased the new Physique body. Let me tell you – there’s a lot of stuff in there! When I tried to update my hands, I got a notice that I needed to send a notecard, because the updates had to be done manually. So I did.
I got a lovely note back that I actually didn’t need the update, since I had purchased the updated body bundle. The CSR also let me know that I had received a refund because they were taking into account my previous purchases. Awesome!! 5 stars for SLink. 😀
Once I had all the pieces purchased and assembled, I was ready to sit down and start playing around with BOM. Surprisingly, I still had a fair number of system skins in my inventory (I thought I had boxed most of them up and stored them). I didn’t have much system clothing because I did box up most of it for storage or just deleted it outright. I did find some pieces mixed in with my applier outfits, so I used those.
I did a first round of tests with my Maitreya body and LeLutka head. Then I did a second round with the SLink body parts and the LeLutka head. Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3, where I show you the results.